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I've forgotten how to work.

I'm a dissertating graduate student who, due to a whole host of factors over the course of a few years, has basically forgotten how to work. I spend days upon days at home, sometimes doing things and sometimes just hanging out, but the things I do are rarely dissertation-related (or they could be broadly work related, but aren't note-taking or actually writing the thing). As a result I have no dissertation progress to speak of, very limited levels of committee support remaining, and a bleak outlook. I used to be a real go-getter. Please help me get my head and ass wired together. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 7, 2014 - 30 answers

Is it still thoughtful if I had to ask MeFi for help?

My best friend is taking her quals in a few weeks (or comps or whatever you want to call them--the thing that makes you ABD). I thought I would send her a little present of the stress-reducing variety, but I'm kind of stuck for ideas (or way overthinking the ideas I do have). Help? What would you have wanted? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Nov 20, 2013 - 16 answers

Recommend a laptop for a grad student who knows nothing

I finished my first year of grad school, passed my comps (so they're not getting rid of me!), and spent the summer using a computer lab to work on campus. I'm sick of it and want to buy a laptop but haven't bought one in awhile and I'm not sure what to get or the best way to go about it, so I thought I'd beg y'all for advice. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by dismas on Aug 2, 2013 - 14 answers

Who are the students from east Asia?

I don't know how else to phrase this maladroit and overlong "question," but… who are the foreign undergraduate and graduate students? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Apr 6, 2013 - 13 answers

Best credit card for a grad student?

Starting grad school in August. It seems about time I got a credit card. Advice? [more inside]
posted by pdq on Jun 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Looking for Links from Beleaguered PhD Students

Personal blogs/comics about being a grad student and the corresponding joys and sorrows? [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Apr 17, 2012 - 6 answers

...but you're so tough to shop for!

Help me find a good, cheap, interesting birthday/housewarming gift for a great person! [more inside]
posted by broadway bill on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Graciously Backing Out of an Undergraduate Research Position

What is the most gracious way for me to back out of the undergraduate research I said I would take up for the upcoming fall semester, given that I've spent two semesters working in the lab already? I don't want the people I worked with to have a bad impression of me because of the fact that I demonstrated so much interest in and commitment to their field only to quit prematurely. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Should I, an ABD, do an MA in Methods while waiting for job market horizons to open?

Would it be better to publish or to get an MA in methods while I am ABD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 10, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I get a non-TT research gig?

What can I do to get a researcher position? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 29, 2009 - 2 answers

How to look for non-undergrad apartments in Ann Arbor?

The first weekend in April my husband and I will be visiting Ann Arbor, and I was wondering if apartments in the area put up 'for rent' signs, so that it's easy to walk around and call? [more inside]
posted by limeswirltart on Mar 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Where are some places that a social scientist with a PhD can go to work?

Where are some places that a social scientist with a PhD can go to work? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Living in Berkeley as a Grad Student

Tell me what it's like to live in Berkeley, from the point of view of a grad student. [more inside]
posted by barnacles on Mar 3, 2008 - 22 answers

Pittsburgh as a grad student?

What's it like to live in Pittsburgh as a grad student? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Feb 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Gifts for a new PhD student?

My wife is going to be starting a (humanities) PhD in a few weeks' time. What gifts should I get her? [more inside]
posted by Jakob on Aug 28, 2007 - 20 answers

What's good for a welcome to grad school/California gift bag?

What should go in a welcome to grad school/welcome to California gift bag? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 27, 2007 - 14 answers

What do grad students do all summer?

What to do as a grad student in the summertime? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 28, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me not be so stressed out about grad school.

Am I normal? For those people in PhD programs, did you contemplate dropping out on a regular basis your first term? Any advice for making it less stressful? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Nov 1, 2006 - 34 answers

How to get another foreigner into the US?

Can I get my fiance in the US? I'm a Canadian grad student in the US on an F-1 visa. My fiance is a citizen of New Zealand. We're looking for a way to bring her here that will let her work (we're both far too poor to make things work with an F-2). Right now, her entering the Green Card lottery seems to be the best option, but is there anything we're not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by mariokrat on Jun 30, 2006 - 5 answers

Describe ideal grad student

What is a typical excellent grad student like as a person? I'm not interested in grades/GRE scores. My concern is with character, personality, work ethic. [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jun 28, 2006 - 26 answers

graduate student support group

Grad students unite! Calling all Ph.D. students, but especially those in the humanities, literature, languages, or history departments. How do you stay healthy (mentally and physically), keep sane, be positive, get work finished in a timely manner, stay happy? [more inside]
posted by fionab on May 1, 2005 - 35 answers

graduate student searching for grant money to support a research project in Ukraine

I am a graduate student searching for grant money to support a research project in Ukraine this summer. I don't go to a fancy school and i've never done this before (more inside). [more inside]
posted by milkman on Jan 20, 2005 - 8 answers

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